WRMJ Interview: IHSA Football Playoffs Still Bring Joy To Elder; Hall Of Fame Alexis Coach Instrumental In Creating System

John Elder (left) with Alexis grad Tim Lafferty, at Lafferty’s induction into the Illinois High School Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame.

The IHSA football playoffs were created in 1974. Former Alexis coach John Elder played a key role in creating the system. He spoke with the WRMJ Monday morning. The 2021 playoff field is released this Saturday night.